Uncle Barky's Scores

  • TV
For 477 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Prohibition: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Breaking In: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 269
  2. Negative: 0 out of 269
269 tv reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    LOLA for its part shows signs of getting that old Law & Order moxie back.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Franklin & Bash sometimes tries too hard to be edgy, suffering some paper cuts in the process. It's otherwise a good deal of fun delivered with an abundance of energy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    The special effects are better than decent and the ensemble cast wears pretty well as Falling Skies begins to hit its stride.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Suits is made of somewhat sterner stuff than other USA originals. But it always gets down to how well the lead characters hold up. Once again, it looks as though we have a winner on a network that knows what it's all about while big brother NBC keeps stumbling on TV's main stage of actors and their roles.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    The end result is funny in spots, overly gross in others and upbeat in Rescue Me's typically offbeat fashion.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Together they'll be the brains and brawn of this operation in times when the broadcast networks aren't particularly interested in take-charge men with acquired tastes for pounding the hell out of bad guys--or shooting them in their thighs. Thanks. We maybe needed that.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    It's a lot to process, and at times too much to take. Still, Horror Story often is a wonder.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Sing Your Song ends up being more than a little too self-indulgent and one-noted. Abundant archival footage is in part a saving grace, though.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Hell on Wheels is a big and ambitious stab at the genre, with a lot going on and much to recommend.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Method to the Madness is adroitly packaged and probably not all that less less flattering than a PBS American Masters portrait might have been.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    House of Lies' excesses tend to be counter-balanced by its overall look and feel. The production values are first-rate and the storytelling is crisp.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Angry Boys showcases his considerable talents in the notably imperfect world he's created.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    It's far funnier than Fox's two still relatively new animated series, Bob's Burgers and Allen Gregory. Mickey Mouse it's not, though.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    For now, though, this is a series that's seemingly built on an arresting foundation.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    It packs some punch, though. And Isaacs certainly doesn't sleepwalker through a decidedly distinctive role.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Principally armed with Ritter and Van Der Beek, [series' creator/executive producer/writer, Nahnatchka Khan] makes Don't Trust the B a find if not a treasure just yet.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Veep has some funny lines and sight gags during the course of doing its dirty Washington business.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    On the surface at least, it's hard to imagine responding to CW's three-pronged tagline attack of "Small fish. Big pond. Huge dreams." Wonder of wonders, though, this series sells its premise while only occasionally trying way too hard.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Longmire, with spacious New Mexico standing in for Wyoming as the series' production base, makes a solid overall first impression without rising to the level of critical huzzahs.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Through the first four episodes, Sorkin teeters between abject fantasy and believable fiction. Strong performances by Daniels, Waterston and Mortimer serve to offset some of Newsroom's excesses and missteps.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    His [Kelsey Grammer's] center-ring performance pulls Boss along even when it gets bogged down. The supporting actors likewise are all capable, although Grammer's glower clearly is the series' tower of power.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    It has the makings of a damned fine weekly hour of good vs. evil, with Quaid against Chiklis as the crowd-pleasing main event.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Even with its air-brushing and reticent title subject, Ethel is a watchable, oft-affecting film.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Real truths invariably come out, and this is a film that convincingly rings with them.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Ripper Street is pretty ripping good for the most part.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Wild Things is very nicely shot and buoyed throughout by its star's upbeat persona.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    The first season of TNT's Dallas reboot was far better than many had anticipated. These early stages of Season 2 likewise keep the faith.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    Life Is But A Dream in reality doesn't give all that much. Still, it's a watchable film for those who just can't get enough of a pop music jewel to behold who's still just 31 and likely not even in her prime yet.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    By the end of Episode 1, Twisted has imbedded its hook with open questions about a mysterious necklace and Danny’s connection to its past.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Reviewed by
      Ed Bark
    As concocted backwoods “reality” shows go, it’s stepped to the head of the class and far surpassed the likes of TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Buck Wild.

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